Amazon does not offer a military discount on products, Amazon Prime, AWS, or other services, but there are a few options that can help you save on everyday expenses and ways to receive a reduced rate on the Prime membership.
Update!: Nov 6-11 veterans, active-duty troops and Guard and Reserve members can get an Amazon Prime membership for $79. That’s $40 off the regular price. For those already with a Prime membership they can renew at the lower rate. Get started here.
Also, check out the Amazon Veterans Day Sale where great deals are available plus 20% or more off select items.
- No! Amazon does not offers a military discount
How can I save with Amazon?
- Amazon Prime Basic
- Low Income Prime Discount
- Student Amazon Prime Discount
- Subscribe & Save
Amazon traditionally has sales and discounts every Veterans Day.
How do I qualify for the Amazon Prime discounts?
- The basic Amazon Prime membership is available for everyone to purchase at any time at a cost of $119 annually, or $12.99 per month. The Best Prime membership benefits include:
- Free 2-day shipping
- Free 1-day & same day delivery on select items in select zip codes (review shipping details at checkout)
- Free streaming on Prime Video
- Free streaming on Prime Music
- Shopping discounts at Whole Foods Markets
- Free grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market, with options for one- and two-hour delivery windows
- Prime exclusives for families such as up to 20% off subscriptions to diapers, baby food and select other products
- Access to thousands of books and magazines through Prime Reading
- Unlimited photo storage in Prime Photos
- Membership Sharing – You can share your Prime membership with your household via Amazon Household
- Twitch Prime – Exclusive promotions for Twitch.tv users who link their prime account
- Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases
- Prime Wardrobe: Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy
- The Low Income Prime Discount includes all the perks of the basic Prime Membership. The Low Income discount is applicable for 48 months and requires verification every 12 months. It begins with a free 30-day trial, and upon verification you will be billed $5.99 per month plus any required taxes. This plan does not include the household sharing option. Eligibility requirements include:
- Verification of government assistance
- Provide EBT Card information or
- Provide Medicaid Card information
- The Student Amazon Prime Discount includes all the perks of the regular prime membership except for access to Prime Music, Prime Instant Video, or Kindle Lending Library. However, if you are eligible, the student membership includes a free six month trial and costs only $59 per year after the trial. This discount will only be valid for four years from the time of registration. Eligibility requirements include:
- Must be a student
- Must have a .edu email address
- The Subscribe & Save option on Amazon could help you save money if you have items that you need to replenish regularly such as pet food, household items, batteries, diapers, and more. Choose five items or more to be delivered in one month and you will receive up to 15% off your purchase.
Does Amazon ship to APO/FPO addresses?
- YES! Amazon ships to APO/FPO addresses. Standard deliveries may take up to 21 days to these addresses. Items that can not be shipped to APO/FPO addresses include:
- Cell phones and service
- Standalone lithium batteries
- Lithium batteries packed separately with equipment (products that come with lithium batteries installed are permitted for shipping to APO and FPO addresses)
- Outdoor living items
- Some apparel, baby items, camera and photo, electronics, health and personal care, housewares, jewelry, software, sports, and tools and hardware items may not be available for APO/FPO shipping.
Additional Amazon Details
While Amazon does not directly offer military discounts, they are a major employer of Veterans and their spouses, with a pledge to hire 25,000 Veterans by 2021.
What is Amazon?
- Amazon is an online marketplace that sells products and services to people all over the world through multiple outlets.
- Some of Amazon’s brands include:
- Book Depository
- Whole Foods Markets
- Create Space
More on Amazon
- Amazon was founded in a garage in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos.
- Amazon originally only sold books.
- Amazon has over 300,000 employees.
- Amazon ships about 35 products per second.
- Amazon accounts for over 40% of all online sales.
- 25% of adult Americans have an Amazon Prime membership.
- Amazon uses robots to help with order fulfillment.